Blended learning to continue in selected areas – Marcos
The government desires to have full face-to-face classes by November but President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said blended learning can continue only in specific areas.
“Ang gawin na lang natin [ay] i-identify saan ‘yung areas na magbe-blended learning para maka-focus tayo. Ihanda ‘yung mga devices at mga kailangan nila na noong pandemic hindi nasusuplayan sa mga bata,” Marcos said.
“We continue with blended learning pero in very specific places lamang. As much as possible, face-to-face na talaga,” he added.
The Department of Education is pressing for 100% face-to-face classes on November.
Under its Order No. 34, all public and private schools should have transitioned to five days in-person classes per week starting November 2.
But, Marcos said that several issues such as availability of classrooms and teachers, internet connectivity, and the increasing number of Covid19 cases might affect the conduct of face-to-face classes.